The Spanish Gambling Act also introduced a new gaming tax which can be from 20 to 25% depending on the type of game involved. There are also tough sanctions for breaches of the law relating to online gaming by unlicensed operators. Fines can range from one million to 50 million euros. The Gambling Act also gives banks the power to block financial transactions linked to unauthorized gaming and access to an unlicensed online gaming site can be blocked.
The Spanish Gambling Act should have a positive effect on online gaming for Spanish players by excluding or severely sanctioning non-licensed operators who offer games to players in Spain.